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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: Mfarank on November 18, 2019, 06:58:57 AM

Title: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: Mfarank on November 18, 2019, 06:58:57 AM
What are your thoughts on it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? Paying attention to the international matches on tv, i have almost never seen a batsman with a clear sheet on their bat. Everyone seems to be using fibreglass ones.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: SouthpawMark on November 18, 2019, 07:37:26 AM
I donít think clear has any disadvantages for the amateur cricketer. Fibre can make the most expensive bat look cheap, and if youíve spent a packet on a bat with lovely straight grains, you really donít want that to happen. Fibre is a bit stronger, so it will keep the bat together a bit longer.

Pro cricketers, I would guess, donít care about aesthetics. They just want their favourite bats to be held together for as long as possible. Plus, I reckon a clear anti-scuff is much harder to see on the telly box.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 18, 2019, 09:46:30 AM
Fibreglass scuff sheets are lighter than clear ones, but I honestly don't think anyone is going to notice the difference in weight of a scuff sheet!

Clear scuff sheets allow for you to see the willow and just look nicer. They also come off easier than fibre ones if/when you need to remove. 

It's down to preference at the end of the day. Scuff sheets are less than a millimeter thick so you won't be able to tell any difference in performance. Both kinds do the same job of keeping moisture in the face and providing a bit of protection to the willow.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: jonny77 on November 18, 2019, 10:04:26 AM
Clear for me everytime, as I like to see the willow. Fibre can be a @#&* to get off too at times.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: Yorkershire on November 18, 2019, 10:53:47 AM
Clear for me - pros just send their bats back to the sponsors or preferred batmaker who takes care of removing the scuff so don't care.

Maybe if I didn't have to deal with the mess or pay for refurb Id go down the fibre route but I like the aesthetically pleasing look of clear...

As many have said - don't think we really notice it much performance between the two.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: edge on November 18, 2019, 12:03:23 PM
Fibre on all my bats - thinner, lighter, better protection in my experience. Never have any problems removing it, would genuinely say it's easier than many clear scuffs. It's also significantly cheaper than clear if you buy a roll.
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 18, 2019, 01:15:51 PM
@DorsetDan and @edge
How do you remove fibre sheets easily?  :o

I've always found they tend to break up when you remove them, while clear sheets come off in one go.

I've never had an issue with clear or fibre sheets lifting willow fibres either, but I guess using heat to help remove them helps prevent this
Title: Re: Anti-scuff sheet clear vs Fibreglass
Post by: edge on November 18, 2019, 01:20:06 PM
Same as ever - hairdryer and a bit of care! I have seen fibre ones where they're a nightmare to get off, but don't think that's particular to either type of scuff - plenty of clear ones are a right pain too. The stuff I use comes off just like a normal clear scuff, or if anything a bit easier cos it's thinner. Tends to leave less glue residue as well which is a massive bonus when refurbing.